Groundsweep Swing at Cool Runnings today, featuring Common Creatives, above, DJ Rowan Raw Kidd Mpangase, left, and Chantele.

Fragrance Street Market. Opposite RK Khan Hospital, Chatsworth. Wednesdays to Saturdays, 9am - 5pm. Sundays,10am - 4pm.

Call 07263894.

The Festive Market. More than 150 stalls of handcrafted, high-quality gifts, decor, toys, nibbles and all things magical. Curro Hillcrest High. 105 Inanda Road, Hillcrest. Until Tuesday. 9am - 7pm.

Outdoor artisanal food and drink festival until Sunday. Noon - 7pm. Choose your favourite flavour from SA’s finest craft gin, beer, liqueur, wine and bubbly. Tickets available online at (R90) or at the door (R100). Call 0837950105.


Botha’s Hill Market. Old Main Road, opposite the Fainting Goat, near Kearsney College. Sunday, 10am - 3pm. Call0835643335.

Berea Rovers Market. 73 Jacko Jackson Drive. Arts, craft, food and a pub on site. Sunday, 10am - 4pm. Call 081 370 7577.

Essenwood Plan B Market. Arts and crafts. Saturdays. Berea Park, 9am - 2pm. Call0813707577.

The Morning Trade. 5 Station Drive, off uMgeni Road. Artisanal produce. Sunday, 8am - 1pm. Visit

Shongweni Market. 457MR551Road. Saturdays, 6.30am - 11.30pm. Call 0837771674.


Memorias Flamenca. The Linda Vargas Spanish Dance Company is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Bringing together the best dancers, musicians and choreography. Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (UKZN’s Howard College). Tomorrow, 7pm, Sunday, 3pm. R130 (R100 for students and pensioners). Bookings through Linda at [email protected]

Sanele Phakathi. uMlazi township-brewed adult contemporary singer and pianist. His repertoire is a mixture of original music coupled with soulful renditions of a few well-known covers, which will surely get jazz and soul-lovers moving to the music. Sound Café, Warner House, 5 Garlicke Drive, Ballito. 7pm. R50.

E-mail: [email protected]

Groundsweep Swing. Line-up:

Roachy and the Rock Coaches, Black Math, Common Creatives Midnight, The Sun Xa Experiment. (Soweto), DJ Rowan Raw Kidd Mpangase. Cool Runnings, 49 Milne Street. 9pm - 4am. Free entry.

Pre-event warm-up at Curiocity Hostels. 55 Monty Naicker Road, featuring DJ Miss Liang. 5pm - 8.30pm. [email protected]

Kloof and Highway SPCA Christmas Carols. Belinda Dolphin will be leading carols with performances by the Durban Regiment Pipe Band and KZN Academy of Celtic Dance. 29 Village Road. Tomorrow, 6pm - 8pm. Call 0317641212.

Bombshelter Beast: Summer Roast Tour. Experience a Jozi mixed grill of old-school kwaito and house, drum ’n  bass, dancehall, dub, ska, balkan, boeremusiek, hip hop, ghoema, rock and the odd sneaky bit of jazz - all peppered with badass rapping and live improvisations. The Chairman, Tomorrow, 9.30pm. R200 Bookings: 0797536313. The Rainbow Restaurant (Pinetown). Sunday, 2pm. R100. Bookings: 0317029161.

Bongani Nkwanyana. Not only will we be rocking to his own tunes from his album, iThemba Lami, but also all the Sipho Gumede hits. Rainbow Restaurant, 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown. Tomorrow, 4pm. Free entry. Call 0834638044.


African Art Centre (15 Station Drive): Heritage Reloaded: Re-engaging the meaning and dynamics of cultural heritage in contemporary Africa. This is an exhibition of prints, drawings and paintings created by well-known artists and unknown young talent. On show until December 30. Call 0313123804.

artSPACE. Anomaly by Corne Eksteen. Works in the series explore the polarities between the controlled and unpredictable. It focuses on the repurposing of intentionally corrupted imagery and questions what it means if we reclaim the “errors” in our technology and use them as tools in representing and defining ourselves. Ends December 22. Call 031 312 0793.

The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery. A collection of paintings by Dianne van Wyk that depict natural light, giving landscapes an ethereal quality. Also on exhibition are figure studies and dressmaker studio paintings in earthy pastel shades by Nicole Crawford. Call 0333871356.

Durban Art Gallery. The Secret of Beads/Imfihlo Yobuhlalu. Celebrates the richness of Zulu culture represented by beadwork which has been collected by The Durban Art Gallery over many years. This is the first time it will be shown to the public. Ends April29. Call 031 311 2264.

Green Gallery. View a Christmas collection by Sue Whitmore, Marc Poisson, Peter Kidd and new artist Justin Mashora. Call 031 502 2757.

KZNSA Gallery. Buzz Art. The theme this year is Sea Change and sea-, beach-, surf- and harbour-related products and art will form an installation in the Mezzanine Gallery. Ends January 14. Call0833843660.

JUST Art Studio. Paintings and ceramics by local artists. Shop 19, Underberg Mall. Call 0337021868.

Sage Centre in Salt Rock. Contemporary art gallery showing paintings, jewellery, prints and photographs by the two artists and co-owners, American-born Lori Schappe-Youens and Spanish-born Leticia Cox. Their funky combination of styles and genres complement one another. Call 0603130254.


Durban Adult Panto Dracula. Anthony Stonier, in his 20th adult panto, is ready to suck you dry with laughter as Count(ess) Dracula. Club Altitude, Silver Ave, Stamford Hill. Until December 30, Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm, R140. Call 071 820 5617.

Sinbad the Sailor. Family panto. It is a riotous romp over the seven seas in the company of the famous sailor, Sinbad, and his madcap crew and family. Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Until January 7. Performances at 2.30pm Tuesday - Sunday, 7pm Friday. No performances on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Ticket Prices: R230, R180, R150 (full price). R180, R160, R120 (children under 12 and pensioners). Special preview and school prices: R130. Book for 2017 shows at Computicket: www.computicket.

Bad Finger to Bad Company. The Reals - Barry Thomson, Dawn Selby, Mali Sewell, Jason Andrew and guest guitarist Shaun Dragt. Enjoy an evening of classic rock songs and discover the reasons behind some of their compositions. Rhumbelow Theatre. Durban: Until Sunday. Friday and Saturday, 8pm. Sunday, 2pm. Tickets are R150. Computicket.

Captain Redbeard & Jeff’s Great Christmas Adventure! McIlroy and Kenny have concocted an uproarious narrative whose off-the-wall, dumb-and-dumber style melds the joyous absurdities of the world of Roald Dahl with a hint of the lusty antics that underpin the much-loved Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Olive Tree Church, Florida Rd. Until tomorrow. Performance tomorrow is at noon. Tickets are R85. Book at

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning. Two-time Emmy-nominated and Comics’ Choice Award winner Gola allows audiences to question everything they thought they knew about politics, race, history and more. Garden Court Marine Parade. Saturday 10pm. R150. Book at

The Voice with Danny Fisher. Well known for his hysterical comedic antics, his big personality, but above all his giant voice. Rhumbelow Theatre, Tina’s. Until Sunday. 8pm and Sunday, 2pm. R150. Computicket.

Aaron and Lisa. Aaron and Lisa free-wheel from one side-splitting sketch to the next as the mood takes them. Rhumbelow Theatre, Tina’s. Tuesday until December24, 8pm, Saturday, 2pm, 8pm and Sunday, 2pm. Tables seat 6 at Tina’s. R180. Call 082 499 8636.

Christmas Fun. Barry Thomas and The Reals. This show features Barry on guitar and vocals, Dawn Selby (musical drector) on keyboards and vocals, Jason Andrew on bass guitar and vocals and Andy Turrell on drums and percussion. Rhumbelow Theatre, Durban. December 22 - 24, 8pm and Sunday 2pm. R150. Call 082 499 8636.

A Christmas Celebration. A medley of Christmas classics, the show sees a plethora of performance excellence including a sprinkling of dance numbers. Playhouse Opera Theatre, Thursday utnil December 24, 7pm and Sunday 2pm, R80 - R120. Computicket.

3rd Annual Durban Comedy Festival 2017. SHOW: #1, Crazy Fun. Line-up:

Robby Collins, Annalakshmi, Neville Pillay, Masood Boomgaard, Kelvin Stoffels, Kwanda Radebe, Mo Vawda, Kamz Govender, Darryl Williams. Gateway Hotel (Centenary Blvd and Twilight Dr, uMhlanga Ridge).Wednesday, 7.30pm, R150.Call 031 536 9200.

SHOW #2: Xmas Crackers. Line-up: John Vlismas, Nik Rabinowitz, Jem Atkins, Mfundo Ndovela, Andrew Hughes. Butler’s Restaurant (24 Old Main Rd, Hillcrest), Thursday, 8.30pm, R150, Computicket.

SHOW #3: Headliners, Line-up: Nik Rabinowitz, Joey Rasdien, Loyiso Madinga, Neil Green, Richelieu Beaunoir. Gateway Hotel (Centenary Blvd & Twilight Dr, uMhlanga Ridge), Thursday, 7.30pm, R165 at Computicket.

SHOW #4: Whose Line? Improv comedy show. Line-up: John Vlismas, Jem Atkins, Glen Biderman-Pam, Masood Boomgaard. Gateway Hotel (Centenary Blvd & Twilight Dr, uMhlanga Ridge). December 23, 8.30pm. R150. Book at Computicket.


GoodPet Dog Training. Saturday in Glenwood and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Durban North. Call 061 245 3309.

Feral Cat Feeding Scheme. Coffee and books as well as crafts on sale. Visit Steve & Toni’s Book and Coffee Shop 7. Salamanca Centre 39. Maryvale Road, Dawncliffe, Westville. Call 078 462 8176.

Art Classes. Ink painting, drawing and watercolours, Durban North. Call 0845630389.

Naturekids Botanic Gardens outdoor adventure activities. Today. Ages 5 to 8. 9am - noon. R150. Call 074 263 5319.

Calligraphy courses for high school students. Today, Monday, Wednesday and December 22. Course of five 90-minute lessons for R600. Call 0834434003.

Mind, Body, Spirit Festival. Westwood Mall, until December 24. Call 084 428 6690.